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February 2018 Blog Posts

Using PowerShell to import Profile Photos when using Active Directory Import and SharePoint Server 2013/2016/2019

One of the most common requests I have received over the last couple years has been how to leverage PowerShell to get User Photos from Active Directory (or any other location really) into the SharePoint User Profile Store. With the removal of User Profile Synchronization (UPS) in SharePoint 2016 this need has increased significantly. For most mid market customers this is a key requirement, and implementing Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) for this purpose is not practical. I did spend a whole bunch of time before the release of SharePoint 2016 attempting to convince the powers that be, that Active...